Double trouble as Glencairn and Wee Gers dumped
Willie Harvey accepted his team did not play well enough to reach the next round of the Scottish Junior Cup.
Rutherglen Glencairn lost 2-1 away to Cumbernauld United in the second round despite holding the lead for more than an hour of the match.
Fraser Team opened the scoring on four minutes as play swung back and forth throughout the first half.
But within an 11-minute spell in the second 45, United grabbed two fortuitous goals from close range and held on for the victory.
Harvey told the Reformer he was gutted to be exiting the competition so early. “We scored a goal within four minutes but we didn’t play after that,” he said.
“We didn’t play well but we should have at least got a draw in terms of chances created. I felt we looked in control and we weren’t under any sustained pressure.
“Their boy down the left-hand side
Cambuslang Rangers manager Paul McColl was still raging days after his side crashed out of the Scottish Junior Cup.
The Somervell Park boss was not impressed with his team’s performance against Fife outfit Lochgelly Albert who came from behind to win 2-1. Striker Liam Gormley gave The Lang an early lead before Scott Gibson replied for the visitors of the East South League ahead of the interval. Albert continued their dominance in the second half and substitute John Ferguson grabbed the winning goal to knock Cambuslang out their second competition in two weeks. McColl, who
was causing us grief but we sorted it out at half-time and cancelled them out in the second half.
“The fact we gave the ball away so often was the disappointing thing.
“We just weren’t good enough on the day and we did not reach the standards that we have set. We’re not blaming the referee, we can only blame ourselves. When it’s your team letting themselves down, that’s something you can work on. Whereas if it is a referee decision, then you can’t change that.”
In one of few positives Harvey could take out of the game, he praised striker Fraser Team for his goals in recent matches.
The former St Mirren and Accies man has impressed the black and white contingent in his debut season for The Glens.
Saturday’s goal was the 25-year-old’s eighth in nine matches but he is not hitting the net as often as his gaffer would like.
Cup crash Willie Harvey, far left, and Paul McColl
Touchline angst Willie Harvey